Alstom Metro

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Alstom Metro
NS93: 2051-2084
MP89CC: CC 01-52
MP89CA: CA 01-21
Be 8/8 TL: 241-258
Traction power supply
side rails
ATB / ZUB max. speed 60-80 km/h

The Alstom rubber tired metros where designed for Paris lines 1 (train driver controlled) and 14 (automatic operation). The line 1 trains have since been moved to line 4, where they operate now. Later, this train type has also entered service in Santiago (train driver controlled variant only) and Lausanne (automatic operation only).

The collection in this download includes the follwing trains:

  • Santiago NS93
    • 6-car unit
    • 7-car unit
    • 8-car unit
  • Paris MP89CC (CC = Conduite Conducteur = traindriver control)
    • 3-car unit (fictional)
    • 5-car unit (shortened trains from 6-car units, after future transfer to line 6)
    • 6-car unit
  • Paris MP89CA (CA = Conduite Automatique = automatic control)
    • 3-car unit (fictional)
    • 6-car unit
  • Lausanne Be 8/8 TL
    • 2-car unit

And also two older train series:

These trains run on pneumatic tires. For information on this:

Important to know; with this system, the conventional steel rails are still in place. The trains also still have normal train wheels, which are used to guide the train through switches, for emergencies (in case of the flat pneumatic tire, the conventional train wheel is backup), and to support the train in the depot/workshop. Although running these trains on normal tracks is possible, if it happens it is only done at shunting speeds and not in passenger service.

The 3D model of the Santiago NS93 and MP68 was created by Supertrain_fan. The model has been made functional, and several variants added, by Sjoerd Ydema. AlstomMetro lineup.jpg

Operation in Metrosimulator

In the Rijndam network, the rubber tired metros can be used on the Airport Shuttle Service (the 2-car Lausanne metro, or the 3-car Paris metros). Starting in Rijndam 2022 v1.5, line M6 is also converted for rubber tired metro's (all versions, including the 8-car Santiago NS93).

Line and service number display

The number display on the front of the train can display 4 digits; the first two are the line number, the second two are the service number. Both have a range of 01-99 (so you can show 0101 to 9999). If you do not set anything, the display remains empty.

MP89CC 009.jpg

  • You can set the line number with / and * (like setting the destination in other Metrosimulator rolling stock).
  • You can set the service number with Shift + / and Shift + * (same as in other Metrosimulator rolling stock).

The line diagrams on the interior are set according to the line number. There are 20 line diagrams, and they loop around; so the diagram for for example Rijndam line M1 will show up if you set the line number display to 01, 21, 41, 61 or 81.

MP89CC 005.jpg

Simvliet line diagrams are under line numbers 13 and 14.

Line number 13 was chosen as all metros on lines A, B en C in Simvliet run under service numbers in he 300-series (and "03" was already used for Rijndam). So when setting the line number to 13, you will get the line diagrams for Simvliet lines A/B/C in the interior of the train. Same for line D in Hageningen; set the line display to 14.

  • You can find (and repaint if you like) the line diagrams in the folder "\Data\AlstomMetro\textures".

Repaintable add banners inside the vehicles

  • You can find (and repaint if you like) the add banners in the folder "\Data\AlstomMetro\textures".

Driver controls automatic metros

In the automatic variants, MP89 CA and Be 8/8 TL, the driver controls can be opened by going to the cabview positions and using Shift+X.

Light signalling

The Santiago metro's have yellow lights in between the headlights. These are used to signal the train is running out-of-service (fixed lights), or to signal that the train is making shunting movements (flashing lights).

  • Use the [ and ] keys to activate/deactivate fixed yellow lights, and the \ key to activate/deactivate flashing yellow lights.

The Paris and Lausanne automatic metro's have white lights in between the headlights. These are used to signal the train is operated manually.

  • Use the \ key to activate/deactivate these lights.
  • With the [ and ] keys you can (if you whish) also activate just one of them, instead of both.

Coupling to other units

As these trains are generally the same length of the platforms on the lines ther are used on, the couplers are for emergency situations only, and therefore they are not equipped with components to couple two trains electrically. Coupled use in passenger service is therefore not possible.

However, in the simulation the fictional 3-car Paris versions have been fitted with a 'full' coupler, so these can be used coupled in passenger service.

Also the Lausanne Be 8/8 TL, which has a fold-away coupler of the type more commonly found on trams; due to it's short length and the generally long platforms in the simulator, these have also been given an electric component (located under the mechanical coupler) to make them usable in coupled passenger service.

Codes for activities

To use them in your own activities, you can use these codes:

  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="NS93_6.xml"/>         Santiago NS93, 6 car unit.
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="NS93_7.xml"/>         Santiago NS93, 7 car unit.
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="NS93_8.xml"/>         Santiago NS93, 8 car unit.
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="MP89CC3.xml"/>	Paris, traindriver version, 3 car unit (fictional).
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="MP89CC5.xml"/>	Paris, traindriver version, 5 car unit
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="MP89CC6.xml"/>	Paris, traindriver version, 6 car unit
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="MP89CA3.xml"/>	Paris, automatic version, 3 car unit (fictional).
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="MP89CA6.xml"/>	Paris, automatic version, 6 car unit
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="Be88TL.xml"/>         Lausanne, 2 car unit (only automatic).

Special animations

  • Shift+X: Open/close left traindriver door (or in automatic metro: open manual traindriver controls)
  • Ctrl+X: Open/close right traindriver door
  • Ctrl+Shift+X: Open/close traindriver door to passenger compartment

External links